Holidays to Matagorda
On the south coast of sunny Lanzarote, Matagorda offers a chance to experience a more peaceful side to the island.
Visitors can enjoy the calm surroundings of a former fishing village, while only being a short walk away from the shops, restaurants and nightlife of its lively neighbour Puerto Del Carmen.
Whether you're taking a family holiday or romantic break, the relaxed atmosphere and excellent facilities make this resort a superb place for your Lanzarote holidays.
Matagorda is a fantastic family-beach holiday destination but if you need a few ideas to perk up the kids or get out of the hot sun for a few hours, we've come up with a few tips on where to go and what to do.
Matagorda boasts a Blue Flag beach which has shallow, clear waters, perfect for children. The Atlantic sea breeze makes this beach extremely popular with windsurfers, making this a great all-round beach. You'll find plenty of activities for the whole family, with snorkelling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and even banana boating!
You're only four kilometres away from the famous resort of Puerto del Carmen where the large golden beaches can also be reached by a pretty seafront walk from Matagorda, while a visit to Playa Blanca shouldn't be missed. You'll find stunning and secluded coves to explore, as well as a number of family friendly and popular beaches.
Things to do
The elegant marina at nearby Puerto Calero makes a great day trip too, where you can simply admire the huge yachts that are moored there or even hire your own boats. There are underground caves to explore nearby, as well as dolphin and whale-watching trips, tennis, golf and horse riding. The must see attraction in Lanzarote is the spectacular Timanfaya National Park with its dramatic volcanic landscape. If you're feeling really adventurous you can take a camel trek around the park!
If you fancy some retail therapy then you can find everything from handmade leather goods, perfect for souvenirs, to fresh fruit and vegetables and upmarket boutiques. Head to the markets in Puerto del Carmen for the best bargains.
Where to Eat
You'll find a fantastic range of bars and restaurants to cater for all budgets in Matagorda, with local rather than tourist prices. Head to the central square where you can choose from international cuisine ranging from local seafood, to Greek, Chinese or Italian. After a day in the gorgeous sunshine, relax and unwind in a waterfront pub or bar, with a lot of venues hosting evening entertainment. If you fancy a livelier night out, you'll find late-night bars and clubs in Puerto del Carmen.